Huskers Drop Contest at Kansas State
Nebraska at Kansas State Post-Game Notes
** Nebraska dropped to 4-3 with today’s loss, including a 2-2 record in the Big 12 Conference. The loss was NU’s third straight against Kansas State, marking the Wildcats’ first three-game win streak in the series. Kansas State has won the past four meetings between the two schools in Manhattan.
** Nebraska quarterback Joe Dailey completed a 63-yard pass to Cory Ross in the first quarter and a 55-yard strike to Terrence Nunn in the second quarter. Both of the long pass plays set up Nebraska touchdowns. Dailey has now completed four passes of 55 yards or longer in the past 10 quarters, including 74-yard passes against both Texas Tech and Baylor. In Nebraska’s past two games, Dailey has completed 16 passes and averaged 28.6 per completion.
** With 116 passing yards in today’s game, Dailey has 1,390 passing yards this season, putting Dailey 11th on Nebraska’s single-season passing list.
** True freshman I-back Brandon Jackson scored two touchdowns in today’s game and has scored four touchdowns in Nebraska’s last two games. Jackson led Nebraska in rushing for the second straight week, carrying 11 times for 57 yards.
** Junior I-back Cory Ross continues to be a receiving threat out of the Husker backfield. Ross caught a 63-yard pass in the first quarter today and now has 14 receptions for 231 yards on the season.
** Junior strong safety Daniel Bullocks returned a third-quarter botched punt 10 yards for a touchdown to cut the K-State lead to 24-21. The return for a touchdown was Nebraska’s first return of any kind for a touchdown since his brother, Josh Bullocks, returned a blocked punt 26 yards for a touchdown last season against Iowa State. It also marked Nebraska’s first non-offensive touchdown of the season and the first touchdown of Daniel Bullocks’ career. Daniel Bullocks also has a team-high four interceptions in 2004.
** Kansas State rushed for 294 yards in today’s game, the most by a Husker opponent in 2004 and the most against Nebraska since Texas rushed for 353 yards against the Huskers last season in Austin.
** The 55-yard reception by Nebraska freshman Terrence Nunn in the second quarter was a career long. He entered today’s contest with three receptions for 29 yards.
** Sophomore linebacker Stewart Bradley collected three tackles for loss in the first half of today’s game and finished the contest with seven total tackles. Bradley had two TFL’s in the first half of last week’s win against Baylor, before being sidelined by injury in the second half of that game.
** Senior linebacker Barrett Ruud made a career-high 18 tackles in today’s game, extending his team-high total to 91 in 2004, and his career tackle total to 380, as he continues to build Nebraska’s career tackle mark. Ruud’s previous career high was 17 at Texas in 2003.
** Ruud also had a one-yard sack and three total tackles for loss in today’s game, moving his career TFL total to 42, good for fourth place on the Nebraska career tackles for loss chart. Ruud also caused a fourth-quarter fumble that prevented a Kansas State touchdown.
** Junior punter Sam Koch had a career-long 59-yard punt on his first attempt of the second half.
** Nebraska recorded three sacks of Kansas State quarterback Allen Webb, all in the third quarter.
** Nebraska plays host to Missouri next Saturday in Lincoln. Game time is set for 11 a.m. and will be televised by FSN.